City of Belleville Planning Commission met July 5.
City of Belleville Planning Commission met July 15.
Here is the agenda provided by the Commission:
MEMBERS: Jim Kurtz, Chairman Present Tony Toenjes Present Chris Rothweiler Present Don Rockwell Present Art Jacobs Present Larry McLean Present Don Rigney Present Alderman, Ed Dintelman Present Alderman, Joe Hazel Absent
STAFF: Annissa McCaskill, Economic Development, Planning & Zoning Director
Tim Gregowicz, City Engineer Matthew Chandler, GIS Coordinator/Planner
GUESTS: Mike Koziatek, Rebecca Corson, Alison Gauch, Susan Anderson, Craig Anderson, Brian Courtwright,
John Schebaum, Rick Rohlfing, Duong Bach
Chairman Kurtz opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Fire House, 1125 S. Illinois St., with an introduction of members, staff & guests.
Ms. McCaskill explained emergency procedures.
Chairman Kurtz asked if there were any corrections to be noted for the May 3, 2017 Planning Commission meeting minutes. No corrections were noted, hence the minutes were then approved.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: None
1. A Public Hearing before the Planning Commission of the City Belleville for a Preliminary Plat for parcels located at 1601 South 74 Street and adjoining parcels (Parcel numbers: 07-14.0-200-031, 07-11.0-409-001, 07-11.0-400- 004, 07-14.0-200-032) located in a C-2 Heavy Commercial Zoning District
Ms. McCaskill held the public hearing with a discussion that followed. The topics of discussion were the landscape plan, the fuel station pumps, the fuel station's hours of operation, property maintenance, size of easements, traffic study, intersection design, and suggestions for easing the high rate of speed cars come off of the highway in regards to cars waiting to turn into the St. Clair County Housing Authority property. Ms. McCaskill closed the public hearing at 7:23 p.m.
2. Popeye's Restaurant Belleville Crossing: Site Plan, Landscape Plan, and Architectural Elevations for a 2,297 square foot restaurant located on a "C-2" Heavy Commercial District-zoned parcel.
Mr. Chandler explained the location of the site. Ms. Allison Gauch, CDCE representative, explained the proposed project, materials to be used, parking spaces, and dumpster location. A discussion followed on adding exterior appeal to the rear of the building such as faux awnings, lights, or windows. The Commission asked for all requested changes to be submitted to City staff by 5:00 p.m. on July 11, 2017 for final review before City Council.
With no further discussion, Chairman Kurtz asked for a motion. A motion was made by Larry McLean to APPROVE the request with the following stipulations: (1.) Per Section 162.504, there shall be three (3) four-inch concrete bollards, minimum 36 inches in height placed inside the back wall of the refuse enclosure. The current documents show only two (2) bollards. (2.) One (1) off-street loading space of at least 12 feet wide and 45 feet long shall be required, this is not depicted on the plans. (3.) Signage shall not exceed the allowed amount of 190 square feet without applying for and receiving a Sign Variance.(4.) Satisfaction of all additional requirements and comments by other City departments.(5.) On the west elevation, add something to draw the attention away from the "flat" appearance. (6.) All rooftop equipment be screened and/or painted to blend with the elevation. It was seconded by Don Rockwell with all present members voting in the affirmative. Motion carried 8-0.
3. Wal-Mart Stores:
Preliminary Plat for a tract of land located at 1601 South 74th Street and adjoining parcels (Parcel numbers: 07-14.0-200-031, 07-11.0-409-001, 07-11.0-400-004, 07-14.0-200-032) located in a C-2 Heavy Commercial Zoning District at the intersection of Illinois Route 15 and 74th Street.
Ms. McCaskill referred to the previous discussion that was held at the Public Hearing. A discussion was held regarding establishment of the proposed on the Outlot via the Preliminary Plat and Final Plat.
With no further discussion, Chairman Kurtz asked for a motion. A motion was made by Don Rockwell to APPROVE the request. It was seconded by Art Jacobs with all present members voting in the affirmative. Motion carried 8-0.
4. Wal-Mart Stores: Site Plan, Landscape Plan and Architectural Elevations for a 196,000 square foot Walmart Supercenter and 1,500 square foot Convenience Store and Fuel Kiosk to be located on a tract of land located at 1601 South 74th Street and adjoining parcels (Parcel numbers: 07-14.0-200-031, 07-11.0-409-001, 07-11.0-400- 004, 07-14.0-200-032) at the intersection of Illinois Route 15 and 74th Street.
Ms. McCaskill reminded the Commission of the variances that have been granted by City Council for this site.
Mr. Rohlfing, BFA representative, held a discussion on the following topics; location of the entrances, including access points off of 74th St. and Magna Drive; truck delivery route; parking space length and drive aisles width; store entrances (garden, grocery, general merchandise, tire/lube express); and truck dock, trash compactor, and pallet storage screening. The online purchase process and designated pick-up area was also explained.
The fuel station will be approximately 1,500 sq. ft. with eight (8) gas pumps.
Storm water calculations have been approved by the City Engineer. All utility connection plans have been made successfully.
The Commission continued the discussion on the following topics; water detention for the outlot; tanker truck delivery; light pole locations; landscape plan; the addition of evergreen trees along Magna Drive; site landscaping and the irrigation thereof plan; and adding exterior appeal to the "flat" portions of the buildings.
Mr. Bach, LK Architecture Inc., explained the enhancements of the design layout. The Commission reiterated their request of exterior appeal being made to the "flat" portions of the buildings.
There was a discussion on the signage variance previously approved by City Council and would additional signage help to visually approve the blank walls. The Commission asked for all requested changes to be submitted to City staff by 5:00 p.m. on July 11, 2017 for final review before City Council.
Mr. Rohlfing stated that the site is undermined, but the site has been designed to be protected from mine subsidence.
Mr. Rohlfing explained the proposed timeline from taking possession of the site to completion of the project.
With no further discussion, Chairman Kurtz asked for a motion. A motion was made by Chris Rothweiler to APPROVE the request with the following stipulations: (1.) Add exterior appeal to the right and rear elevation to the convenience store. (2.) Add exterior appeal to the right elevation to the Walmart building. It was seconded by Don Rigney with all present members voting in the affirmative. Motion carried 8-0.
OTHER BUSINESS: Mr. Chandler announced that he has resigned from the City of Belleville to accept a position with the City of San Francisco. Members of the Commission expressed their appreciation for his work and wished him well.
MOTION TO ADJOURN: Chris Rothweiler made a motion to ADJOURN. It was seconded by Don Rockwell with all present members voting in the affirmative.
Chairman Kurtz adjourned the meeting at 8:34 p.m.